Industry Response: Ag Biotech Moves to Mollify Its Critics

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Science  26 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5445, pp. 1666-1668
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5445.1666

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Although some studies have raised concerns about genetically modified (GM) foods (see p. 1662), so far, there is little evidence to suggest that those currently on the market are harmful, either to human health or ecosystems. Even so, the resistance to GM foods, which largely originated in Britain, is spilling into other European countries and the developing world. Now, as protests continue, the developers of genetically modified crops are contemplating steps, such as labeling GM foods, that were once considered anathema.